July 29, I Love The Race (Utpal)


“A very good morning,” Stutisheel says as he greets me.

The rain is falling heavy enough to bounce off his umbrella.  The streets throng with the noisy jostling of thick morning traffic.  Stutisheel is now a 1,000 miles away from the goal and he has only 12 days left in which to do it. He is walking on a cool wet morning and yet he still smiles.

 

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July 27: We Can Do More (Enthusiasm Awakeners Anniversary) Utpal


It all takes place in less than an hour.  The singing, clapping, and offering of treats to the runners.
Who most likely have slept little, are aching and weary beyond belief, and are staring into the mouth of a mileage chasm that seems at times impossible to fill or even satisfy.

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Day 39, Stutisheel


Day 39, 3100-Mile Race 2016 from Stutisheel Lebedev on Vimeo.

July 26: Stay Positive (Utpal)


Kaneenika has been running for 89 days now on the course.  She has collected 5304 miles but has yet to reach her goal.
This of course makes little sense unless  you are familiar with her history here at the race from last year.  She gave of course a valiant effort over 52 days but came up in the final hour still 86 miles short of the distance.  An injury she received in a fall late in the race kept her back from being able to maintain her pace.

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July 25: We Are Learning Here (Utpal)


“Every day is a good day.”
I have unfortunately fallen into a bad habit.  Without much exception, as far as I can tell.  Nearly every day I ask each runner I interview whether or not it is a good day.

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July 24: Trying to Enjoy (Utpal)


If one needs any reminding that the results on the board are not the only thing that is important here at the 3100.  Than taking a closer look at Ashprihanal helps to illustrate just a little more clearly that numbers are just one small aspect of the true race.

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2000 miles – 11th time!


image 35 days + 14:25

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